🐿 SQRL Research GPU Accelerators

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Be careful when pre-ordering Acorns or Nests. These are pre-release so yet to be battle tested.

BCU 1525 by 🐿️ SQRL & ❌ Xilinx

The BCU 1525's are essentially a modified version of the Xilinx VCU 1525 offered by a few smaller private parties. GPUHoarder from SQRL Research is technically the manufacturer and seller of the BCU units. They source VCU 1525's from Xilinx, work with a manufacturer to make the heat management mods, and then do some post-processing and programming to make them mining ready.

One of the benefits of buying the BCU is that their devices have an encryption key burned into the device, which gives the owner the ability to use proprietary mining software offered by SQRL and mining software developers from Allmine.co.

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BCU1525

Where to Buy?

StatusStore LinkPriceShipping Date
Pre-Order*πŸ›’ Mineority Store$4000 USDShipping October - December

*Shipped Version Only

Bitstreams

Download From ⛏ Allmine's Pageβš’οΈ Algorithm Lyra2ZπŸ’° Mining ZCoin Coins🀝 4% devfee
Hashrate*VccCooling**
20.5 MH/s0.85πŸ’§ Water Cooling

* Still under development - Performance expected to increase.
** Optional

Download From ️🐿️ SQRL's Pageβš’οΈ Algorithm CNv1 - Monero 7πŸ’° Mining Monero Coins🀝 4% devfee
HashrateVccCooling
14 KH/s??????

Download From πŸ‘Ύ DigitalCruncher's Pageβš’οΈ Algorithm Keccak-ZPπŸ’° Mining Zen Protocol CoinsπŸ”‘ License Required
HashrateVccCooling
12.6 GH/s0.76πŸ’§ Water Cooling

Download From πŸ”₯ whitefire990's Page🀝 4% devfee
AlgorithmCoinHashrateVccCooling
0xToken0xBitcoin17 GH/s0.76πŸ’§ Water Cooling
NexusNexus1.5 GH/s0.86πŸ’§ Water Cooling
Keccak Variant*Zen Protocol17 GH/s???πŸ’§ Water Cooling

* Available on Allmine.co Website


Acorn CLE 101

Acorn is the first-ever cryptocurrency mining accelerator card. By using best-in-class Xilinx FPGA chips in an M.2 slot, the Acorn CLE-101 offloads and performs the least GPU friendly parts of memory-intensive cryptocurrency mining.

Acorn CLE-101 makes mining algorithms like Ethash and CryptoNight V1 on GPUs more efficient. It does this by offloading the mathematical calculations (such as Keccak) that are usually processed on a GPU ASIC - these are calculated much more efficiently on an FPGA chip.

AlgorithmsHashrate*Power Consumption
EthashπŸ”Ί 10-15%πŸ”» 60-70%
Cryptonight V1πŸ”Ί 33%πŸ”» 90%

*Hash rate and power consumption figures are estimated and not yet confirmed. Acorn is a pre-release item and has yet to be battle tested


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Acorn CLE 101Acorn CLE 101

Where to Buy?

StatusStore LinkPriceShipping Date
AvailableπŸ›’ Mineority Store$199.99 USDNovember 2018


Acorn CLE 215

Efficiently mine core-intensive coins. Acorn CLE-215 works with high-end GPUs to efficiently minimize bottlenecks, and it can dual mine coins to maximize your profitability. Acorn CLE-215 makes mining algorithms like X16r and Lyra2REv2 on GPUs more efficient.

AlgorithmsHashrate*Power Consumption
Lyra2rev2πŸ”Ί 30%-150%πŸ”Ί 10%-25%
x16rπŸ”Ί 70%-160%πŸ”Ί 10%-25%
EthashπŸ”Ί 10-15%πŸ”» 60-70%
Cryptonight V1πŸ”Ί 33%πŸ”» 90%

*Hash rate and power consumption figures are estimated and not yet confirmed. Acorn is a pre-release item and has yet to be battle tested


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Acorn CLE 215Acorn CLE 215

Where to Buy?

StatusStore LinkPriceShipping Date
AvailableπŸ›’ Mineority Store$274.99 USDNovember 2018


Acorn CLE 215+

Acorn CLE-215+ does everything the CLE-215 does while providing a 30 percent FPGA speed boost. This significantly increases hash rates for algorithms like X16r and Lyra2REv2 and enables standalone mining.

AlgorithmsHashrate*Power Consumption
Lyra2rev2πŸ”Ί 30%-150%πŸ”Ί 10%-25%
x16rπŸ”Ί 70%-160%πŸ”Ί 10%-25%
EthashπŸ”Ί 10-15%πŸ”» 60-70%
Cryptonight V1πŸ”Ί 33%πŸ”» 90%

*Hash rate and power consumption figures are estimated and not yet confirmed. Acorn is a pre-release item and has yet to be battle tested


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Acorn CLE 215+Acorn CLE 215+

Where to Buy?

StatusStore LinkPriceShipping Date
AvailableπŸ›’ Mineority Store$329.99 USDNovember 2018


Nest X2G

AcornNest X2G allows you to host two Acorn units in any PCIe 2.0 or greater x8 or x16 slot and provides four USB PCIe riser connections for accelerated GPUs without any special motherboard requirements. Requires PCIe 2.0/3.0 x16 slot OR PCIe 3.0 x8 slot.

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Nest X2G

Where to Buy?

StatusStore LinkPriceShipping Date
AvailableπŸ›’ Mineority Store$129.99 USDNovember 2018


Nest X4

AcornNest X4 allows you to host four Acorn units in a PCIe 2.0/3.0 x16 or PCIe 3.0 x8 slot without any special motherboard requirements. Lets you connect 4 GPUs via USB risers. Requires PCIe 2.0 or greater x8 or x16 slot.

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Nest X4

Where to Buy?

StatusStore LinkPriceShipping Date
AvailableπŸ›’ Mineority Store$149.99 USDNovember 2018